Benjamin Harrison

Benjamin Harrison

  • Author : Charles W. Calhoun
  • Publisher : Times Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 224
  • ISBN-10 : 1466860812
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The scion of a political dynasty ushers in the era of big government Politics was in Benjamin Harrison's blood. His great-grandfather signed the Declaration and his grandfather, William Henry Harrison, was the ninth president of the United States. Harrison, a leading Indiana lawyer, became a Republican Party champion, even taking a leave from the Civil War to campaign for Lincoln. After a scandal-free term in the Senate-no small feat in the Gilded Age-the Republicans chose Harrison as their presidential candidate in 1888. Despite losing the popular vote, he trounced the incumbent, Grover Cleveland, in the electoral college. In contrast to standard histories, which dismiss Harrison's presidency as corrupt and inactive, Charles W. Calhoun sweeps away the stereotypes of the age to reveal the accomplishments of our twenty-third president. With Congress under Republican control, he exemplified the activist president, working feverishly to put the Party's planks into law and approving the first billion-dollar peacetime budget. But the Democrats won Congress in 1890, stalling his legislative agenda, and with the First Lady ill, his race for reelection proceeded quietly. (She died just before the election.) In the end, Harrison could not beat Cleveland in their unprecedented rematch. With dazzling attention to this president's life and the social tapestry of his times, Calhoun compellingly reconsiders Harrison's legacy.

William Henry Harrison

William Henry Harrison [Gail Collins]

  • Author : Gail Collins
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 176
  • ISBN-10 : 142997401X
The president who served the shortest term—just a single month—but whose victorious election campaign rewrote the rules for candidates seeking America' … GET BOOK
William Howard Taft

William Howard Taft [Jeffrey Rosen]

  • Author : Jeffrey Rosen
  • Publisher : Times Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 224
  • ISBN-10 : 1250293693
The only man to serve as president and chief justice, who approached every decision in constitutional terms, defending the Founders’ vision against new p … GET BOOK
Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson [Annette Gordon-Reed]

  • Author : Annette Gordon-Reed
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 192
  • ISBN-10 : 9781429924610
A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian recounts the tale of the unwanted president who ran afoul of Congress over Reconstruction and was nearly removed from of … GET BOOK
Martin Van Buren

Martin Van Buren [Ted Widmer]

  • Author : Ted Widmer
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 208
  • ISBN-10 : 1466832711
The first president born after America's independence ushers in a new era of no-holds-barred democracy The first "professional politician" to become presid … GET BOOK
Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt [Louis Auchincloss]

  • Author : Louis Auchincloss
  • Publisher : Times Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 176
  • ISBN-10 : 1466856831
An intimate portrait of the first president of the 20th century The American century opened with the election of that quintessentially American adventurer, … GET BOOK
Millard Fillmore

Millard Fillmore [Paul Finkelman]

  • Author : Paul Finkelman
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 192
  • ISBN-10 : 9781429923019
The oddly named president whose shortsightedness and stubbornness fractured the nation and sowed the seeds of civil war In the summer of 1850, America was … GET BOOK
Warren G. Harding

Warren G. Harding [John W. Dean]

  • Author : John W. Dean
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 224
  • ISBN-10 : 1429997516
President Nixon's former counsel illuminates another presidency marked by scandal Warren G. Harding may be best known as America's worst president. Scandal … GET BOOK
The Forgotten Conservative

The Forgotten Conservative [John Pafford]

  • Author : John Pafford
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 304
  • ISBN-10 : 162157055X
Grover Cleveland is truly the forgotten conservative: a man of dignity, integrity, and courage often overlooked by the history books. Historian and author … GET BOOK
Chester Alan Arthur

Chester Alan Arthur [Zachary Karabell]

  • Author : Zachary Karabell
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 192
  • ISBN-10 : 1466834625
The Gilded Age bon vivant who became America's unlikeliest chief executive-and who presided over a sweeping reform of the system that nurtured him Chester … GET BOOK
From Bloody Shirt to Full Dinner Pail

From Bloody Shirt to Full Dinner Pail [Charles W. Calhoun]

  • Author : Charles W. Calhoun
  • Publisher : Hill and Wang
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 224
  • ISBN-10 : 1429979704
A short, elegant overview of politics at the close of the nineteenth century In the wake of civil war, American politics were racially charged and intensel … GET BOOK
A Companion to First Ladies

A Companion to First Ladies [Katherine A.S. Sibley]

  • Author : Katherine A.S. Sibley
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 760
  • ISBN-10 : 1118732243
This volume explores more than two centuries of literature on the First Ladies, from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama, providing the first historiograph … GET BOOK
Hatred of America's Presidents: Personal Attacks on the White House from Washington to Trump

Hatred of America's Presidents: Personal Attacks on the White House from Washington to Trump [Lori Cox Han]

  • Author : Lori Cox Han
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Political Science
  • Total Pages : 420
  • ISBN-10 : 1440854378
This work examines expressions of personal hostility and animosity toward presidents—even beloved ones—throughout American history and their impact on … GET BOOK
Religion and Politics in America: An Encyclopedia of Church and State in American Life [2 volumes]

Religion and Politics in America: An Encyclopedia of Church and State in American Life [2 volumes] [Frank J. Smith]

  • Author : Frank J. Smith
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Religion
  • Total Pages : 899
  • ISBN-10 : 1598844369
There has always been an intricate relationship between religion and politics. This encyclopedia provides a comprehensive overview of the interrelation of … GET BOOK
The Forgotten Presidents

The Forgotten Presidents [Michael J. Gerhardt]

  • Author : Michael J. Gerhardt
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Law
  • Total Pages : 336
  • ISBN-10 : 0199967806
Their names linger in memory mainly as punch lines, synonyms for obscurity: Millard Fillmore, Chester Arthur, Calvin Coolidge. They conjure up not the Whit … GET BOOK
The Triumph of William McKinley

The Triumph of William McKinley [Karl Rove]

  • Author : Karl Rove
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 496
  • ISBN-10 : 1476752974
A fresh look at President William McKinley from New York Times bestselling author and political mastermind Karl Rove—“a rousing tale told by a master s … GET BOOK
William McKinley

William McKinley [Kevin Phillips]

  • Author : Kevin Phillips
  • Publisher : Times Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 208
  • ISBN-10 : 1466866438
A bestselling historian and political commentator reconsiders McKinley's overshadowed legacy By any serious measurement, bestselling historian Kevin Philli … GET BOOK
African Americans and the Presidents: Politics and Policies from Washington to Trump

African Americans and the Presidents: Politics and Policies from Washington to Trump [F. Erik Brooks,Glenn L. Starks]

  • Author : F. Erik Brooks,Glenn L. Starks
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 384
  • ISBN-10 : 1440862125
The president is arguably the most recognized and powerful individual in the United States. This reference work explores the American presidency in relatio … GET BOOK
The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis

The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis [David J. Bodenhamer,Robert G. Barrows]

  • Author : David J. Bodenhamer,Robert G. Barrows
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 1616
  • ISBN-10 : 9780253112491
"A work of this magnitude and high quality will obviously be indispensable to anyone studying the history of Indianapolis and its region." -- The Journal o … GET BOOK
The Gods of Prophetstown

The Gods of Prophetstown [Adam Jortner]

  • Author : Adam Jortner
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 320
  • ISBN-10 : 019991270X
It began with an eclipse. In 1806, the Shawnee leader Tenskwatawa ("The Open Door") declared himself to be in direct contact with the Master of Life, and t … GET BOOK
John Kenneth Galbraith

John Kenneth Galbraith [Richard Parker]

  • Author : Richard Parker
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 832
  • ISBN-10 : 1466893753
The life and times of America's most celebrated economist, assessing his lessons-and warnings-for us today John Kenneth Galbraith's books -- among them The … GET BOOK
The Impossible Presidency

The Impossible Presidency [Jeremi Suri]

  • Author : Jeremi Suri
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 368
  • ISBN-10 : 0465093906
A bold new history of the American presidency, arguing that the successful presidents of the past created unrealistic expectations for every president sinc … GET BOOK
President Nixon

President Nixon [Richard Reeves]

  • Author : Richard Reeves
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 704
  • ISBN-10 : 0743225651
Who was Richard Nixon? The most amazing thing about the man was not what he did as president, but that he became president. In President Nixon, Richard Ree … GET BOOK
The Return of the Native

The Return of the Native [Stephen Cornell]

  • Author : Stephen Cornell
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 288
  • ISBN-10 : 0190281707
An incisive look at American Indian and Euro-American relations from the 16th century to the present, this book focuses on how such relations have shaped t … GET BOOK
Presidents and Presidencies in American History: A Social, Political, and Cultural Encyclopedia and Document Collection [4 volumes]

Presidents and Presidencies in American History: A Social, Political, and Cultural Encyclopedia and Document Collection [4 volumes] [Jolyon P. Girard]

  • Author : Jolyon P. Girard
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 1451
  • ISBN-10 : 1440865914
This innovative encyclopedia explores the life and times of America's forty-five presidents—from the first administration to that of Donald Trump. • En … GET BOOK
The Presidents

The Presidents [Brian Lamb,Susan Swain]

  • Author : Brian Lamb,Susan Swain
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 560
  • ISBN-10 : 154177437X
The complete rankings of our best -- and worst -- presidents, based on C-SPAN's much-cited Historians Surveys of Presidential Leadership. Over a period of … GET BOOK
Laura Bush

Laura Bush [Ronald Kessler]

  • Author : Ronald Kessler
  • Publisher : Crown Archetype
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 288
  • ISBN-10 : 0385518978
When Laura Bush moved into the White House on January 20, 2001, everyone wanted to know what kind of first lady she would be. Would she be like Mamie Eisen … GET BOOK
The Everything American Presidents Book

The Everything American Presidents Book [Martin Kelly,Melissa Kelly]

  • Author : Martin Kelly,Melissa Kelly
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 304
  • ISBN-10 : 1605502669
The Everything American Presidents Book is an excellent source of information about each of the forty-three men who have served as chief executive of the U … GET BOOK
Joe Steele

Joe Steele [Harry Turtledove]

  • Author : Harry Turtledove
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 448
  • ISBN-10 : 0698178874
New York Times bestselling author Harry Turtledove’s thought-provoking forays into the past have produced such intriguing “what-if” novels as Ruled B … GET BOOK
Little Known Facts about the U. S. Presidents

Little Known Facts about the U. S. Presidents [Jane C. Flinn]

  • Author : Jane C. Flinn
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Games & Activities
  • Total Pages : 150
  • ISBN-10 : 147582307X
Written for all ages in an educational and entertaining style, Little Known Facts about the U. S. Presidents sheds a different light on the life and times … GET BOOK
Meet the Chief

Meet the Chief [Joel King]

  • Author : Joel King
  • Publisher : New Leaf Publishing Group
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Total Pages : 102
  • ISBN-10 : 1614587744
Who are the men who have been chosen for the responsibility and honor of being United States presidents? What did they accomplish? What happened during the … GET BOOK
Grover Cleveland

Grover Cleveland [Henry F. Graff]

  • Author : Henry F. Graff
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 176
  • ISBN-10 : 9781429998000
A fresh look at the only president to serve nonconsecutive terms. Though often overlooked, Grover Cleveland was a significant figure in American presidenti … GET BOOK